February 22, 2011 ~ Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Alejandro Gandsas & Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo

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Alex Gandsas, MD, MBA, FACS

Dr. Gandsas is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the School of Osteopathic Medicine, UMDNJ, Program director of the UMDNJ-SOM Bariatric Fellowship Program and Chief of Surgery of Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ.

Dr. Gandsas received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine in Argentina.

Following a general surgery residency in Michigan, he completed fellowships in advanced laparoscopy and laparoscopic bariatric surgery at Duke University Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, respectively. Prior to joining UMDNJ, Dr. Gandsas ,  was the Chief of the Division of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a Associate Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Gandsas has published numerous scientific articles in general surgery, surgical education and telemedicine. Dr. Gandsas is the current Chairman of the SLS Bariatric Surgery Committee. Currently, his research efforts focus on obesity surgery as well as the use of emerging technologies to minimally invasive surgery, telemedicine and surgical education. Dr. Gandsas is a board certified surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is actively involved in the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery, the American Society for Bariatric Surgery as well as the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons.

Photo Above:  Dr. Alejandro Gandsas

Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo

Dr Adeshola Fakulujo is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Director of the new Simulation Laboratory at the School of Osteopathic Medicine, UMDNJ in Stratford, New Jersey.

Prior to joining UMDNJ, Dr. Fakulujo completed a residency in general surgery at Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital Center in New York. After completion of his residency, he pursued additional training and completed a fellowship in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Florida.

During this period, he was instrumental in leading a wide variety of bariatric procedures including laparoscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding and revisional bariatric surgery, as well as other advanced laparoscopic procedures including paraesophageal hernia repairs, anti-reflux procedures, Heller myotomy and laparoscopic procedures in solid organs.

Dr. Fakulujo obtained his medical degree from the University College Hospital, University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and an active member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and American College of Surgeons.

Photo Above:  Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo


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February 22, 2011 ~ Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Alejandro Gandsas & Dr. Adeshola Fakulujo